Applications accepted for Episcopal Church indigenous missioner

August 19, 2016

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are now accepted for the Episcopal Church missioner for indigenous ministries, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff.

The missioner for indigenous ministries enables and empowers the needs and inclusion of indigenous peoples and their respective communities within the Episcopal Church. The position’s primary focus is leadership development, education and ministry development opportunities by and for indigenous peoples by recognizing and empowering the building and emergence of Indigenous leadership at all levels of the Church from within the community.

Detailed position information and application instructions are available here.

Deadline for applying is Sept. 16.

For more information contact a member of the Episcopal Church human resources team at

The position description was developed by a search committee named by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to review and edit a position description and to interview candidates. The search committee members are:

  • Judge Richard Ackley, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Isaiah Brokenleg, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Becky Clark, Diocese of Olympia
  • Bishop Mark Lattime, Diocese of Alaska
  • The Rev. Deacon Lewis Powell, Diocese of Northern California
  • Byron Sloan, Diocese of Arizona
  • The Rev. Rachel Tabor-Hamilton, Diocese of Olympia
  • The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén, cissioner for Hispanic/Latino ministries, staff liaison
  • The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church, and John E. Colón, director of human resources are staff support.

Input welcomed

As the committee begins to receive and consider applications, input is welcomed from the church community on areas of importance for this ministry.  To facilitate this process, an online survey has been created and is available here:


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